... Boating under the influence...
The following is a safe boating message from the National safe
boating Council and the National Weather Service for this years
National safe boating week may 17th through the 24th.
The effects of alcohol can be even more hazardous on the water
than on land. Boating under the influence affects judgement...
vision... balance... and coordination. These impairments can
increase the risk of being involved in a boating accident
for both passengers and boat operators. Alcohol is a
contributing factor in about a third of all recreational
It is illegal to operate any boat or watercraft while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. Penalties
can include fines... suspension... or revocation of your
drivers license and jail time.
Every boater needs to understand the risks of boating under
the influence of alcohol or drugs.
This message was brought to you by the National Weather Service
and the National safe boating Council. Visit the National
Weather Service on the web at www.Weather.Gov and the National
safe boating Council at www.Safeboatingcouncil.Org.